For those who want a glamorous look while still keeping their natural hair healthy and protected, a wig is the perfect option!
There is much speculation on how long a wig can be kept in. The great thing about wigs is the better you take care of them, the longer they will last. Today, we’re going over the question of exactly how long can you keep a wig on and covering some simple things you can do to lengthen their lifespan.
How Long Can You Keep A Wig On?
The long answer to this question is that it really varies based on the type of wig you use, the skill of your hairstylist, how fast your hair grows, how closely you follow natural hair wig care guidelines and a few other factors.
But the quick answer is: it depends on the chemical composition of the adhesive you use. Some adhesives are short-term, while others can keep a glued wig for several weeks (4-6 months). You should choose the right glue, or it will damage your edges.
Usually: Lace Front Wigs can be left on for up to six weeks with long term adhesive. The length of time a lace front wig can be left on is really defendant upon what method and products were used to apply the wig, as well as body chemistry.
I do not recommend to keep a glued wig on for such a long time because your hairs need attention; wash and moisturize them regularly. Wigs are a good way to enhance your beauty, but they should't replace or cause you to neglect your own naturally beautiful hair. The chemical makeup of the adhesive will dictate its hold time.
Removing Glue: There are many wig remover sprays are available in the market. For example, C22 spray glue remover can dissolve the glue so as to take off and change your wig. Medical alcohol that is 90% alcohol or higher is also a good choice. Alcohol can tend to dry out your hair and edges so it's recommended to not use it too often to remove your wigs. My own personal choice if i don't have glue remover handy is to take some oil and apply it along the hairline. Oil and glue don't mix so this will start to break down the bond.
The lifespan of a wig totally depends on how you care for the wig or hair system. A top quality wig if worn daily lasts around 4 months if it is cared for.What the wig or hair system is made of also greatly influences the lifespan of the wig.
Tips To Make Your Wig Last Longer
1. Wear Your Wig Less Often
If you wear an wig everyday, you may need to consider buying two wigs and rotating them. The less you wear your wig, the longer it will last. Besides that, rotating will allow you to care properly for your wigs on “off” days.
2.Take care of your wigs
If you are combing the wig after use, cleaning it with right shampoo and hair conditioner, and following all the usage guidelines shared by top wig suppliers and designers, then, your wig will have a long life.
3.Styling your wig
When using heated styling products such as straighteners and curlers, we recommend using the lowest setting possible, using plenty of heat styling protection products and not using the styling products anywhere near the root of the hair so as to protect the lace and weft.
It is always better to style wigs when wet, using rollers, rather than using heated styling products – this is the best way to prolong your wigs life, however it is not always practical.
4.Storing your wig
When you’re not wearing your wig, it should always be stored on a wig stand away from excess heat, damp and direct sunlight. If you need to travel with your wig, use a wig stand and wig box to ensure it doesn’t become damaged or misshapen during your journey.
A wig is a great alternative to the traditional sew-in or quickweave techniques of installing hair. With proper care and maintenance you will be able to effortlessly have a beautiful style ready to install in minutes while keep your natural hair protected and growing.